# Division (/)

The division (`/`) operator produces the quotient of its operands where the left operand is the dividend and the right operand is the divisor.

## Syntax

``````x / y
``````

## Description

The `/` operator is overloaded for two types of operands: number and BigInt. It first coerces both operands to numeric values and tests the types of them. It performs BigInt division if both operands becomes BigInts; otherwise, it performs number division. A `TypeError` is thrown if one operand becomes a BigInt but the other becomes a number.

For BigInt division, the result is the quotient of the two operands truncated towards zero, and the remainder is discarded. A `RangeError` is thrown if the divisor `y` is `0n`. This is because number division by zero returns `Infinity` or `-Infinity`, but BigInt has no concept of infinity.

## Examples

### Basic division

``````1 / 2; // 0.5

Math.floor(3 / 2); // 1

1.0 / 2.0; // 0.5

1n / 2n; // 0n
5n / 3n; // 1n
-1n / 3n; // 0n
1n / -3n; // 0n

2n / 2; // TypeError: Cannot mix BigInt and other types, use explicit conversions

// To do division with a BigInt and a non-BigInt, convert either operand
2n / BigInt(2); // 1n
Number(2n) / 2; // 1
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### Division by zero

``````2.0 / 0; // Infinity

2.0 / 0.0; // Infinity, because 0.0 === 0

2.0 / -0.0; // -Infinity

2n / 0n; // RangeError: Division by zero
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